MOTOR SKILLS AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ATHLETE
Having noted that their students showed certain deficits in their motor and tactical-mental capacities, three Swiss Physical Education teachers (Michal Lato, Piero Quaceci, Pascal Roserens) had the idea of creating a game in 2015 around the coordination of the child: the FooBaSKILL!
Foo as football, Ba as basketball and SKILL as skill in English.
Each half of the field is dedicated to one of the two sports activities. A team defends the basketball basket and as soon as it crosses the middle line, it must change sport and play football. It is vice versa for the opposing team. Then, in the second half, the teams switch roles.
This game is intended for children in the golden age of coordination (7-12 years) and also for older children!
The FooBaSKILL aims to improve the skills required for ball games and promotes the development and training of:
- right reflexes to football and basketball
FooBaSKILL is a multidisciplinary game that is played at school, in clubs and/or outdoors. For example, it can be easily integrated into coordination and multidisciplinary modules to break the usual routines in physical education and sports classes, or into generalized physical preparation programs for clubs.
The FooBaSKILL also has the great specificity of being adjustable. It can be easily adapted according to the material available in the gym, the organization of the course, the number and level of participants. It has the great advantage of being flexible in its rules.